We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, sure and steadfast. Hebrews 6:19
Because of this verse, the anchor became a symbol of hope to the early church. It reminded them, and us, of the security of God’s promise of salvation and eternal life and that He firmly holds us through the storms of life.
Hebrews 6 reminds us about two people who reassure us that hope in God is an anchor for our soul.
The first is Abraham. God promised Abraham land and descendants. Even though those promises were threatened many times during Abraham’s life, Abraham hoped in the anchor of God’s promises, and those promises eventually were fulfilled.
The second person is Jesus. He ran the race of human life. He ran through death, and he returned victorious to life, rising from the dead. Following in his footsteps gives us an anchor for our souls. Because he lived, died, and rose, we have hope that God will also give us new life after death.
This hope anchor is both “sure and steadfast.” It is sure because it cannot break; therefore, it can absolutely be relied upon. It is steadfast because it is immovable, it cannot slip.
Bad things do happen to God’s people every day, but we have an anchor of hope that God will prevail. This great hope will hold us secure.
So, during this pandemic or whenever the waters of life get rough let our hope in Jesus be the anchor for our souls. Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.
Faithful God, on the stormy ocean of life, we look to You as our anchor and our only hope for eternity. We often feel like a boat that is far from shore. At those times, and at every time, give us the sure anchor of hope in you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.